Airbnb Reviews for Riverview Ranch & Resort Apartment 2
Roger and Sabina’s place is as described- a great country getaway to experience a little bit of life on the farm. Our four year loved playing with the dogs and staying in the “barn” apartment. Her favorite part was the pony ride. A trio of stuffed animals were waiting for her on the twin bed, and a small bag of toys kept her occupied in the mornings and evenings before bed. The apartment had plenty of blankets, towels and everything we could need in the kitchen. Water was warm with great water pressure for showers in the morning. WiFi was easy to connect to and allowed us to plan our day and even stream a movie before bed. Roger was gracious enough to start a fire for us on our last night. He entertained us with stories and even spotted us marshmallows and roasting sticks. We enjoyed watching the sun set over the Mississippi and seeing many stars at night. Roger was easy to communicate with, and we had a smooth check in and check out process. Would recommend to o anyone wanting to experience a little bit of life on the farm while visiting the Galena area!
Jennifer, Fremont, CA
My eight year old and I stayed for a weekend and he was in heaven. The dogs were sweethearts, the goats were very entertaining, and my son got over his fear of horses while we were there. Roger taught him a lot about animal safety, which I appreciated. It was a great place to let my son run around and just be a kid.
Morgen, Oak Park, IL
I highly recommend staying with Roger and Sabina! I stayed with my two sons and all three of us enjoyed every moment. Roger is such an accommodating host, we couldn't decide which experience we liked the best- his spooky stories by the campfire, petting zoo, horseback riding experience, or just our conversations about life. This is the perfect place to stay while traveling to Galena!
Sara, West Des Moines, IA
We came to Galena for a weekend getaway for our 5th year wedding anniversary. The hosts Roger and Sabina also knew that and left a nice card for us in the room. We have a 2 year old which we did not bring, but after being here we kinda wished we planned a trip with our daughter cause she would have loved all the farm animals. I strongly suggest families with younger kids to consider this place cause its perfect for getting to know the various animals. We loved the little fat pig that never stopped wagging her tail, so funny. Even a fire at the end of the day to sit around.
Randall, Washington, IA
Roger and Sabina's ranch is truly unique and a genuine experience. Roger and Sabina are fantastic hosts. We stayed at the ranch with our almost two-year old and they did everything they could to make our stay special. The animals were all fantastic with our son, and the space fit us perfectly. It's about a 15-minute drive to Main Street in Galena and easy to get to. But it's also far enough out that you can really enjoy the countryside. The description is on point and we'll definitely be back!
Tiffany, Chicago, IL
Roger and Sabina are great hosts. They are very attentive to their guests and offer information on great tourist attractions. The ranch sports a three bedroom full apartment on one side and a one bedroom on the other. Both are very spacious yet cozy at the same time. The common room has a ton of fun things from air hockey to a pool table. Not to mention the random room visits from some of the ranch’s favored tenants Nala and Pepper. Two lovely and friendly pups who enjoy the company of guests. Highly recommended and I would absolutely go again.
Chris, Chicago, IL
they were super helpful and nice. we asked if we could have a fire. they set it all up . very nice view. kids loved the animals and had a blast riding the unicorn!
Julian, Manchester, IA
This farm stay has an amazing view, a variety of friendly animals to get to know, and is close to downtown Galena.
Brianne, Downers Grove, IL
Roger and Sabina were exceptional hosts that made us feel welcome and comfortable during our entire stay. They are super hard workers.
There's something special being on Roger and Sabina's farm and I don't know how else to describe it apart from purely being surrounded by kindness: the kindness of your hosts, of the pet and farm animals, and of nature. My husband and I drove from Chicago and stayed here for a short weekend and saw so much. We biked on the Galena trail with two of their bikes, saw Chestnut mountain, did zip lining at Long Hollow, and of course walked around the town of Galena. One of my favorite memories here is seeing the horses and goats being herded by Roger and Nala the little Daschund back to their area during sunset. Grilling our second wedding anniversary under the stars was also something special. I think this is a lovely place for families and couples to visit. Very clean and comfortable room.
Kar Leng, Chicago, IL
Roger and sabrina are great hosts! The horses and dogs are what set them apart from the other places. My kids loved bonding with dogs and learning about the horses. Pool and ping pong table kept my boys entertained. It’s not something you would get from a resort. The home vibe with a limited amount guests made it very special. In the evening, we did s’mores n looked at the stars with horses in the pasture.
Erikka, Chicago, IL
Roger and Sabina were such lovely hosts. They made me and my family feel so comfortable as soon as we arrived. They were so patient and kind to our children (3 and 1 yo). Roger even played his guitar and sang for my daughter and let her play along with his mini guitar. Their animals are SO sweet and gentle and clearly are used to new people being around. Even Ferkelkin the pig let us pet her belly. Their home is only a short drive to downtown Galena so we were easily able to explore the area. If you have a child who loves unicorn, they offer a "unicorn ride" right on site. Our daughter absolutely loved it and it was the highlight of our weekend. Overall just a great weekend with super nice hosts. Such a perfect place to unplug from regular life.
Elizabeth, Villa Park, IL
What an experience! Roger and Sabina could not have made our Memorial Day weekend better. We especially loved the horse ride, roasting marshmallows, stargazing, the beautiful walk and the view...I mean OMG...just amazing. We loved the animals and their friendliness. They were just so funny and sweet. And the live music made it even better. I just loved it there. Simple living and reminder of what really matters -and doesn't.
Jazmin, Bridgeview, IL